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File #: Ord 12-67    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/14/2012
Title: Amending Chapter 91 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to water service turn-on charge.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Proposed Ordinance, 2. Code Changes - Redline Form, 3. BWC Resolution #7173
Title
Amending Chapter 91 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to water service turn-on charge.
 
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:
 
SECTION 1
 
That chapter 91 of Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended as follows:
 
Chapter 91. - Water Code - Miscellaneous Provisions
 
Sec. 91.13. - Turn-on service charge.
 
(a)      When water has been turned off for nonpayment of charges due, for any infraction of rules or upon request of the owner or authorized agent, the water may not be turned on again until a turn-on service charge in the amount of $50.00 has been paid in accordance with the following Table for Turn-On Service Charge or arrangements for payment have been made and approved by the water utility.
 
Table for Turn-On Service Charge
 
Through December 31, 2004
$35.00
Beginning January 1, 2005
40.00
 
 
 
(b)         If a water utility truck is dispatched to a property during established working hours for the purpose of turning off the water service for nonpayment of delinquent charges and the owner or tenant pays the delinquent charges rather than have the water service terminated, a collections service fee equal in amount to the current turn-on service charge shall be charged even though the water service is not actually shut off.
(c)         Whenever water has been turned off for nonpayment of charges due or for infraction of the rules, all outstanding charges must be paid or arrangements for payment must be made and approved by the water utility, in addition to the turn-on service charge or collection service fee, before water is turned on again.  Water service will only be turned on during established working hours.
 
SECTION 2
 
The other sections of Chapter 91 shall remain unchanged.
 
SECTION 3
 
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force January 1, 2013, or thirty (30) days following its passage, approval and publication, whichever occurs last.
 
 
 
 
 
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